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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depend on, rely onverb

    be dependent on, as for support or maintenance

    "elderly parents often depend on their adult children"

  2. depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely uponverb

    put trust in with confidence

    "she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"; "you can rely on his discretion"


  1. rely onverb

    To be confident in.

  2. rely onverb

    To be dependent upon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rely on in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rely on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rely on in a Sentence

  1. Phin Ziebell:

    From October to January, they will have to rely on the United States for some of the soybean supplies although volumes could be less, we can't imagine a scenario where China does not need U.S. beans.

  2. Carl Sagan:

    Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?

  3. Rick Shine:

    Like dogs, snakes mostly rely on scent, not vision, to work out what's going on in the world around them.

  4. Ken Hu:

    We've seen the damaging effect on many of the companies, including Huawei, from the trade war, as the technology industry, we heavily rely on the global supply chain and the global innovation ecosystem, so we are probably suffering the most right now.

  5. Valentina Mella:

    Koalas are nocturnal animals, so they are only active at night, and they are arboreal, which means that they live in trees and rely on them for food, shelter and, as we just discovered, also for drinking, koalas actually spend 98% of their lives in trees and the only time they are on the ground is when they are trying to find another tree with a more generous food supply or a mate.

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